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Media CommentsNATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC's Travelers Magazine writer David Lansing aptly calls Manfred Jingles the Magician, a guide who could turn rain into sunshine and who "waxes poetic about the sea, river, forest, and all creatures large and small that live in this fairyland."


THE WASHINGTON POST Travel Supplement: "Rockwood Adventures, a boutique tour guide company run by the delightful Manfred Scholermann, offers guided walks through Chinatown and other sights in and around the city. His knowledge of the area and easy manner make his tours highly recommendable."


The LOS ANGELES TIMES Travel Supplement quotes Manfred "A 20-minutes walk will take you from city streets into a rain forest with 1,000 year old trees. Trails weave through an emerald forest of hemlock, red cedar and Douglas fir, over a forest floor of moss, ferns and flowering plants."


"Rain, rain, come and stay" writes the GLOBE & MAIL, for without the rain there would be no urban rain forest - the "absolute total wilderness" that can be found just 10 minutes from downtown Vancouver points out Rockwood Adventures guide Tamara. This is where you can stay dry, because the "towering cedar, fir and hemlock - some reaching 100 metres or 382 feet - form a canopy that keeps the hardest rain at bay."


"Talk about magic" says SUNSET magazine describing the "gourmet experience" offered by Manfred Scholermann of Rockwood Adventures who "leads island and glacier tours that include a gourmet picnic, with dishes like roasted herb chicken served on china with wine in crystal."


"In five minutes you go from civilization to mountain lion and bear country" explains Scholermann when taking AAA Home & Away's Brian Nichol and his wife on a customized tour. "Scholermann quickly proved to be a fascinating, knowledgeable guide. He spun out the city's history, legends and lore as we drove."


Air Canada's enroute magazine lists Rockwood Adventure's Lighthouse Park Rainforest Walk as a MUST DO. "Food is included" on this two to four hour excursion under "towering cedars, firs and hemlocks" with guide Manfred Scholermann, an International Culinary Olympics chef.


In September 2011 Rockwood Adventures guide Michael Laurence was selected as Tour Guide of the Season by PRINCESS TOURS. Cited for his "positive, friendly approach, knowledgeable and informative presentation" and his "Mastery of the Moment of Truth" Craig is deemed a "valued representative for Rockwood Adventures and a guide who has "clearly made a difference for Princess tour passengers...".


"The best way to explore is still on foot." says The City Scene, and "All you need is a good pair of walking shoes" explains Manfred when discussing his guided walking tours through Vancouver's rain forest and lower mountains. "The pace is always slow and distances not long, making the walks ideal for family members of all ages."


TOURS describes Rockwood Adventures as a "must" for unforgettable walking tours and excursions.


ENTREE CANADA writes in a letter of commendation: Manfred, with his "additional touches" shows he "really understands and can provide the quality level of service so demanded by our clients."


COLETTE TOURS thanks Manfred for a "wonderful rainforest tour," "...your love for what you are doing comes through and is truly inspirational. Being in the business for seven years now I have worked with many guides, you are definitely among the best."


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